Most problems are actually symptoms

The vast majority of problems are actually symptoms. This is especially true in business, where people feel they need to behave well or risk being seen as “not a team player”. Ironically, this leads to covert behaviours, which in turn lead to a culture where people...

Fascinating analysis of business strategy

In this video, Simon Sinek explains what he calls The Infinite Game. Essentially building a case that most businesses operate in a way that endangers their long term success. It is 55 minutes. But it is also massively insightful. Which makes it a great investment of...

The trick to solving confusion

We talk about confusion all the time. We experience it far more often that we talk about it. Here is a super quick little tool that has the power to overcome confusion in an instant. It is presented by Donald Miller, owner of mystorybrand.com. We are big fans of his...

Deconstructing the true source of stress

Identifying the true source of stress is simple, that is, after you get past all the tricky parts. The true source of stress becomes easy to understand when you break it down.  Put simply, stress is a feeling. A feeling is an emotion. And emotions are our body’s...

Do you want to feel good about public speaking?

Whether it’s a presentation to a small group or a speaking engagement to a large crowd, this article is packed with great advice. It is written by a friend and colleague who I greatly respect and have personally seen manage a room on more than a few occasions....

A Great Secret Of Leadership

One of the great secrets of leadership is that it is simply not possible to inspire others without being a great communicator. So what does that require? When we think of communicating we likely think of what we learned in the classroom. We are trained to focus on...

How to get your customers to listen

GraftOn-SST likes helping you solve your problems. That's what we do. Here's a quick tip from MyStoryBrand.com founder Donald Miller. We are fans of his and thought you may enjoy and benefit from his insights also. He posts a daily VLOG to businessmadesimple.com,...

The root cause of the millennial problem

To get to the root of the millennial problem, we first need to frame it properly. It starts with a shift in thinking. The millennial problem is actually just the latest iteration of an age old generational problem. Each generation has a fresh perspective and perceives...